Vicky Hamilton – “I decided to be the best female RnR manager in the world…”

If you own more than one 80s glam metal album then you're probably familiar with the name Vicky Hamilton, since you could see it on almost every thank list on these vinyl inserts. I briefly met Vicky at Bar Sinister in L.A. in 2005, and when Robbie Quine (The BARBARELLATONES) told me "You should talk... Continue Reading →

Tragic Romance “Hollywood Daze”

TRAGIC ROMANCE was one of these bands that haunted the Sunset Strip in the late 80s. Lost into the glam metal/sleaze rock tsunami, TRAGIC ROMANCE shared stages with bands like JUNKYARD, JETBOY, BANG TANGO, VAIN, WARRANT, etc. This CD offers us songs from that time, and also two songs ("Little Miss Innocent" and "Shameless") that... Continue Reading →

Poison “Poison’d”

Already 20 years ! It’s hard to believe it’s been that long… I can clearly remember when I first saw the video for “Cry Tough” on TV and then rushed to the record store to buy the LP. I’m sure I’m not the only one remembering these days when your thrash metal school friends were... Continue Reading →

Jetboy “The Glam Years Movie And CD”

NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME... The song remains the same. "Feel the shake. Feel the Earth shake." JETBOY had two major-label record contracts, extravagant wardrobes, winning attitudes, the Hanoi Rocks bass-player, and mostly unremarkable songs. Even so, these Sunset Strip second-stringers from San Francisco have long been due for a reassessment. A few of their... Continue Reading →

Seventh Veil “Nasty Skin” EP

Named after West Hollywood's famous strip club (Nikki Sixx suggested the name to the Italian band' singer when signing autographs at Sunset Strip Music Festival last year), SEVENTH VEIL introduce themselves with this 3 song EP, but some of the guys already played together in the past in a band called LASTRIDE. No big surprise... Continue Reading →

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